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The Ava Lady Bears defeated Forsyth 3-2 on the home field last Thursday afternoon, then took their show on the road for games Monday and Tuesday.
On Monday, the softball girls fell in non-conference play to Norwood, 4-2, but rebounded on Tuesday to defeat Salem 4-0 in SCA competition.
At Norwood, Ava took a 2-1 lead in the top of the third inning only to have Norwood come back and tie in the bottom half. The Lady Pirates then added two more assurance runs in the bottom of the sixth to put the game away.
Ava out-hit Norwood 4-3, but committed three errors in the game, to Norwood’s one.
Kelsey Regennitter was 2-for-3 for Ava with a double and drove in both of Ava’s runs.
Melissa Coonts was 1-for-3 with a run scored and Hannah Johnson was 0-2 with a run plated.
Abbie Lansdown accounted for Ava’s other hit, going 1-for-3.
At Salem, Morgan Emerich was 2-for-3 and sophomore Bailey Lee scored two runs for the Lady Bears.
Ava had only three hits in the game, but took advantage of five Salem errors to claim the win.
Kelsey Regennitter was 1-for-4 at the plate, and sister, Misty Regennitter, a freshman, recorded an RBI for Ava.
The Lady Bears will be at home against Sparta today (Thursday) and will travel to Morrisville on Tuesday. Next Thursday, Sept. 8, the Ava girls will host Rogersville.
Ava is 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the SCA.
Ashlyn Mitchell, along with catcher Kayla Dougherty, made up the Ava battery.